Saturday, March 14, 2009

Good Morning and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!


Good Morning! I'm not a quick typer right now, so bear with me. Amy and Michael are in China to bring LynnMarie home. Robin should be home with Mia Hope.

THE SAT CHAT IS NOW CLOSED.

113 comments:

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

You all need to go to Amy's blog and read the wonderful post written by her hubby -- it's really sweet and puts so many things into perspective!

Kim K. said...

I'm not going to be in the chat this morning, but I wanted to say hi from the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse city!! Josie has been really enjoying the water and the slides. I've posted pictures on the blog.

I hope you aren't in too much pain. I can't wait to be with you at your shower next Saturday. Hugs!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi ladies!

redmaryjanes said...

I'll get over to Amy's.

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

I have to get my "Now at 9" post done real quick. It's rainy here (in ATL) and chilly.

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, that is lovely.

Valtool said...

going to try again, sorry if my first attempt shows up...

Good Saturday evening y'all

Special K said...

Checking in quickly this morning before I head back over to DiscipleNow! with my middle schoolers.

Special K said...

We can see you Michael!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Michael! How are you and Amy?

Mama Duck said...

I LOVED the post that Michael put up on the Christopher family blog. I can't wait to see the pictures of LynnMarie finally in their arms!

Kimberley, I hope that you haven't been in too much pain. I've been thinking about you with that broken arm! I paid for my Easter dress this morning--had to add another "chip in" for shipping, because I forgot to the first time.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Karen!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

So RMJ -- any news on your travel???

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks so much Kelley. It doesn't hurt much, it's more of a nuisance.

redmaryjanes said...

No, we don't even have PA yet.

Valtool said...

we're good, just one computer here in Beijing, I will get off and encourage Amy to get over here to talk with y'all. I know I'm welcome, but I really said my piece over on the blog. :)

Mama Duck said...

Does anyone have any good plans for the weekend? I'm excited because we have Spring Break this week, and it's Chloe's birthday on Thursday. I can't believe my baby will be 3 years old (already)!

Mama Duck said...

Michael and Amy, it's SO EXCITING that you are on the chat from CHINA!!!

Valtool said...

plans for the weekend, a flight tomorrow morning, a baby the next morning... you?

Mr.Brian said...

Happy Saturday everyone.
Make it a great day,I plan to.
Blessings.

redmaryjanes said...

That was a beautiful post Michael, do you get LynnMarie tomorrow?

Valtool said...

brian, i only have 3 hours left in my Saturday, but I DID climb the Great Wall of China today....

redmaryjanes said...

Hello Mr. Brian, I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

Valtool said...

about 36 hours to gotcha, it'll be Sunday night in the USA, Monday morning here

Truly Blessed! said...

Good morning to everyone in the States, and good evening to Michael & Amy in China!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kelly!

Truly Blessed! said...

Kelley, three is such a wonderful age. I hope sweet Miss Chloe has a wonderfully fun birthday!

I can't stay and chat long. Lots to do. But I did want to say hi, and check in.

Next week is Kimberley's "live" shower -- so looking forward to it!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

RMJ - so did you be-dazzle your pink cast? I think a picture is in order!

Mama Duck said...

I am really looking forward to your shower, Kimberley!

Kelly, thanks for the birthday wishes for Chloe! Every time I see your girls all "princessed out" I think that I need to start a dress-up box for Chloe. I think that may be a project for me this week...

redmaryjanes said...

I won't have my cast until Thursday.

redmaryjanes said...

Kelley, your little Chloe is darling. Happy Birthday to her!

Mama Duck said...

Hopefully by the end of the week, I'll have my blog "public" again...I've been going through each post and changing all of the names so that I feel a little more anonymous. It's been a job! I'm excited, because then people will be able to follow the blog feed and it won't be so hard to get updates.

redmaryjanes said...

It is easierto follow the public blogs, but each family has to do what is best for them.

Truly Blessed! said...

I'm back for a minute. I'd love to have a public blog, but my hubby doesn't want me to. Oh well...

And Kelley, of course you should start a dress up box! What better third birthday presents than dress up clothes!

Mama Duck said...

Kelly, Do you get your princess stuff at the Disney store, or somewhere else?

redmaryjanes said...

I will tell you, it's so fun to watch Kelly's girls dress up.

Nancy said...

Good Morning All.
Kimberley, your PA has to be here. It has to...

redmaryjanes said...

Our agency is so slow

Truly Blessed! said...

Kelley,

I got the pink treasure box which contained three dresses (nice ones!), shoes, tiaras, jewelry & slippers at Costco just before Christmas. The Snow White dress came from Kmart, I believe, and Tinkerbell dress came from Meijer. Some of the other plastic shoes & accessories were purchased at Walgreens. Check out what Target has, they have a nice selection also.

Shay Ankerich said...

Hello!
I'm new to this chat thing- do you just post comments and just refresh to read new ones? Hey Kimberley- can't wait for the shower!!!
Shay

Truly Blessed! said...

Oh, and some of the dress up clothes (like the costumes with wings) were actually Halloween costumes that I got after Halloween for about $1.50 each!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Shay! How are you?

Nancy said...

We have baseball evaluations today for my youngest. Against my better judgement.
They should have done them last weekend when it was almost 80 degrees. Today it is half that.

Shay Ankerich said...

Doing great- rainy and a wonderful day to be home! EK is doing playdough, Scott is taking a nap- had to speak at a men's breakfast, and the big girls will sleep until 11:30 or so.

redmaryjanes said...

I right click on words from friensd and then click on open in new window. Then all I need to do is hit refresh between comments.

Mama Duck said...

Kelly, thanks so much for the shopping info! I'll see what I can come up with!

Well, it's time for breakfast around here. I'll come back later if I can, and if not, everyone have a great day!

redmaryjanes said...

It's supposed to be in the 50's here so I'm happy.

redmaryjanes said...

You too Kelley!

Shay Ankerich said...

Thanks RMJ! That makes it easier! So sorry about your arm! I can't imagine how hard that makes everything!

Dannye said...

morning all...so cool to see mike in here earier

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Dannye!

redmaryjanes said...

My arm is just really cumbersome. It takes me a long time to get anything done.

Nancy said...

I finally posted a pic of Arianna on our blog. Our agency has never told me I can't, so am playing dumb if they say anything.

redmaryjanes said...

Tim is gone doing some consulting work with a friend, so I'm trying to get some laundry moved around.

Dannye said...

baby's up and crying...gotta go feed him...have a great week, and kim hope your arm feels better soon...hugs and kisses

redmaryjanes said...

Good for you Nancy. My agency won't let me until I have LOA.

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks Dannye, you too!

Nancy said...

Your boys are going to realize how much you do for them now.

Dannye said...

nancy can i be invited on your blog?

dannyem1973@yahoo.com

redmaryjanes said...

Did you see that Steffie worked with a lady who got her updated photos of Andrew?

Nancy said...

My guess is that your agency does have your PA, but isn't sharing yet. JERKS!!!

Nancy said...

I did. I wonder how she did that.

redmaryjanes said...

The boys are going to be bummed because they are going to have to paint Sophia & Eli's room now.

Nancy said...

Bummed...my boys would jump at the chance. I just won't let them.

Nancy said...

What color are you considering?

redmaryjanes said...

This woman delivers care packages and other things. You can hire her too.

redmaryjanes said...

I want yellow, but Tim is not sold.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Good morning all!

It has been a while since I could drop by a Sat. Morn. Chat. I have a busy day ahead so I can’t stay long. We have around 2 weeks left in the payroll course I am doing so I have to hit the books today and then hubby & I are invited out to a birthday party tonight.

Kim, I see you are still waiting … I hope your PA comes soon!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

redmaryjanes said...

Nikki, good morning!

Nancy said...

Gotta go...hubby is rushing me out the door.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Seems like a very quiet group this morning.

Shay Ankerich said...

Gotta go too- talk soon!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Nancy!

redmaryjanes said...

Bye Shay!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Do you know of any blogs that are by families that have adopted children with cleft lip/palate? That is one of the needs we are considering and I would like to read their journey.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

redmaryjanes said...

Yes. several.
The Ladma's abd Aging with Grace.

redmaryjanes said...

Sorry, I can't type well left handed.

The Ladman's
Also The Chronicle's of Mommia

Marla said...

Good morning all!

Marla said...

How is your arm, Kimberley? You poor thing, I can't believe that happened on the way to fingerprinting.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Great I will check them out this week! I have been following Aging with Grace, Will is so adorable!

Well I won't make you type with a sore arm any more today. I hope you have a great weekend and your arm heals quickly! Take care!

* COME ON PA!! *

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

redmaryjanes said...

I an ok. It's just making things a little harder since I broke my right arm.

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you Nikki, have a great weekend.

Marla said...

It's an ugly cloudy day here today. And it's my hubby's birthday. :(

Marla said...

Good grief, I can't imagine how hard it must be without your right arm! I just picked up my coffee and though, yikes, what if I had to do this left-handed.

redmaryjanes said...

The worat is that I type at work.

redmaryjanes said...

I meant worst. I can't really write either.

redmaryjanes said...

I'm hanging in there though. I'm hoping to have the cast off before we go to China.

Marla said...

I hope so too! Casts are such a pain. When I broke my wrist (long ago) the cast went all the way up close to my shoulder and I couldn't straighten my arm all the way out for months after I got it off.

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, I have splint on now and it goes up past the elbow so I can't twist my wrist.

Rhonda said...

Morning!

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Rhonda! How's the weather in Canada where you are?

Rhonda said...

It's *finally* starting to warm up...but I don't think it's going to last.

redmaryjanes said...

Marla, how long did it take for your arm to straighten out?

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, same here. We're supposed to be in the 50's this weekend.

Rhonda said...

How's your arm doing? When do you get the cast off?

redmaryjanes said...

I am in splint until they put the cast on this Thursday. I'm not in much pain, it's just really cumbersome.

Rhonda said...

Why couldn't they put the cast on when you were there?

Marla said...

Whoa, sorry, my computer had a little hiccup there and I had to restart.

I walked around with my arm bent (out of habit) for a couple of months after I got the cast off (it had been on about 6 weeks). I had to practice straightening it out every day and it took several weeks for me to get it all the way straight. Your arm is going to be a bit weak too, depending on how long they leave it on.

redmaryjanes said...

They said they wait to cast so the swelling can go down. The cast will be on for 4 to 6 weeks.

redmaryjanes said...

This splint is big and heavy though like a cast.

Marla said...

Yeah, I had to wait a few days for mine too. The first time (yeah, I'm clumsy), I had to be put to sleep for them to set it because I broke both bones and it was a bit of a mess.

Marla said...

Are you still getting a pink cast? ;) I totally would, LOL!

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, I think I should get the hot pink one. I'm a network engineer, so I'm sure it will go over well with my customers.

Marla said...

LOL, well, I definitely want to see pics! You'll have to put a picture of Sophia on there. Any word on PA yet?

redmaryjanes said...

No,no Pa yet. I will send you a photo. I have a beautiful card for you but I can't write to send it. I may have Tim write it.

Marla said...

Oh I can't wait to see!! I have no doubt that she's absolutely gorgeous! :)

Marla said...

Well, I need to go, and I'm sure you're tired of typing one-handed. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to see that cast!

redmaryjanes said...

She is a lovely little girl. She has very large almond shaped eyes. She is SN asd/vsd baby but appears to be very healthy. She is in the 50th percentile in height and weight.

~verna said...

Hi Gang!
I keep checking in to "lurk" so thought I'd better say "HI"

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend! I'm going to close the chat.

Marla said...

Wow, that's awesome! We know a lot of families of kiddos with Down syndrome who had ASD/VSD (among other heart defects) and they do great. Did she have surgery?

ThatGirl said...

Good Morning! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. 8:30am in CA and the chat is already closing LOL.

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